Medical research has yet to uncover the cause of psoriasis, a scaling skin condition that, in extreme cases, can also cause arthritis. Psoriasis is an excess in skin cell production, which can appear as an inflamed, red, scaly patch anywhere on the body, including:
While psoriasis is not contagious, it is chronic – which means that the treatments available can only serve to minimize the frequency and size of outbreaks, and aid in any discomfort you might feel with current outbreaks.
There are several types of treatment we can recommend, including:
- Topical creams and ointments
- Oral medication
- Biological Therapy
If you'd like to come in and talk to Dr. Benedetto about your psoriasis, he would be happy to customize a treatment plan that fits your lifestyle.